TOP ROOKIE HONORABLE MENTION
Myles Straw: Avg. 300, 3 RBI, 9 BB, 4 SB, 11 R, 15 H, 4 2B, 2 3B, OPS .787, SLG% .380
The Flash isn’t just a comic book character, he’s an up and coming rookie for the Houston Astros. He goes by the name of Myles Straw a 24-year-old out of St. Johns River Community College. Myles Straw has been a part of some big runs and really is neck-and-neck in deserving this honor. He has done everything the Astros Skipper has asked of him in 2019.
Myles Straw came up and his primary position was in the outfield. With recent injury issues, he has been turned into a platooning SS and has done quite well. Shortstop isn’t a position you just throw players into, especially a rookie, but a combination of his quick feet and glove to hand skills, it seemed like the transition wouldn’t be that difficult.
His speed has been astounding. In one game, it took him only 11 seconds to go from first to home. His speed actually got him in trouble a little bit, when in his gazelle-like scamper he missed third. Some would say its a rookie mistake, but I think it’s his raw speed that got the best of him.
That is a rare feat, but his feet for sure have given this young speedster an advantage. When all of the players come back from injury, Myles Straw is making it very hard for the club to option him back to the minors. Look for Myles Straw to contribute with this club all season long.